As the Light Fades Blog Tour

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for As the Light Fades by Catherine West, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
High Res-As the Light FadesTitle: As the Light Fades
Author: Catherine West
Release Date:
September 10, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Sometimes we’re placed in the strangest of circumstances for the most important reasons.
After her carefully constructed life crumbles, Liz Carlisle finds herself back on Nantucket, picking up the pieces. With the family estate under renovations, the solitude she craves seems out of reach.
Matthew Stone intends to steer clear of his new tenant. She’s carrying a load of baggage, but as long as she pays the rent, he’ll let her be. He’s got enough to deal with caring for his wayward niece, Mia.
Liz doesn’t have time for teenagers and her track record with men is abysmal, but an unlikely friendship forms between the three.
When her former boyfriend is charged with assault, Liz is called to testify against him. But he knows the darkest secrets of her life—secrets she’d hoped to keep buried forever, and he’s ready to reveal them. Telling the truth is the right thing to do, but it may cost her everything she’s worked so hard for, and all she’s come to love.
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Did any real-life events inspire this story?
No. But once I finished writing The Things We Knew, (Thomas Nelson, 2016), I knew that I wanted to write Liz’s story. Liz was not a very pleasant character in that book, so I had a feeling readers might want to know the story behind that. And I really enjoyed another opportunity to create a story set in Nantucket! As the Light Fades explores relationships, ageing and lots of real-life experiences, but nothing I have personal firsthand experience with.

What is your favorite part about writing?
I love it when I finally know where a story is going, my characters are fleshed out, and all is going smoothly, and then something completely out of the blue pops onto the page that makes so much sense you wish you’d thought of it earlier! Those moments are fun because it’s kind of like your sub-conscious takes over for a minute and you end up just having to go with it!

What is the most difficult aspect of writing a novel?
The beginning. The middle. The end. Ha. I think most authors will have different answers for this question. For me, since I am not a plotter, the entire first draft is difficult. I really don’t have much of a clue what’s going to happen until we’re there. It’s much easier to get stuck this way or to write yourself into a corner. But, much as I try, I’m just not cut out to be a plotter, so I just have to keep writing as the ideas come. Once I have what I think is a storyline that makes sense, then I’ll go back in and do the proper writing. But getting it all down the first time is probably the hardest part for me.

What does your writing process look like?
It’s different for every book, really. Sometimes I’ll get specific thoughts about the story itself first, other times it’s a character and I create a story around them. Other times it can be the setting that pops into my head first. It’s hard to be specific, because I don’t really have a tried and true process. I sort of stumble my way through until things start making sense. Which usually means a lot of re-writing until I like what I’ve come up with.

Which character spoke to you the most?
In As the Light Fades, I had the most fun writing Drake Carlisle. Because he has Alzheimer’s, you never quite know what’s going to pop out of his mouth. Even though he was losing so much of his memory, he has these moments of great insight, which come from years of making mistakes, learning and starting over. I really enjoyed his interactions with Mia, and I love the two of them together, and how he was able to inspire her to use her gift.

What do you hope that readers will take away from your works?
Readers will always take away different things from any story, but I like to think my books point people toward hope. The message that tomorrow is another day, a chance to start over, be better, do the right thing, forgive . . . that’s what I hope to convey, really. I’m all about stories of hope, redemption and restoration. I love a story that makes people think and feel, and maybe land on something they hadn’t really thought that much about before, but now they see it in a new way.

Catherine West is an award-winning author of contemporary women’s fiction. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or reading books by her favorite authors. She and her husband reside in Bermuda, and have two adult children and two beautiful granddaughters. Catherine is the winner of the 2015 Grace Award (Bridge of Faith) and a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award (The Things We Knew, 2017 and Where Hope Begins, 2019, and a Carol Award Finalist for Where Hope Begins. Her latest novel, As the Light Fades, releases September 2019.
Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at
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(1) winner will receive a $75 Amazon gift card from the author!
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  1. Awesome share, this book sounds like my kind of read

  2. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  3. The book cover is so peaceful as is the setting on the surface. It seems so much is roiling beneath the scene. Sounds great!


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